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What Marriage Teaches You

Most of what I really needed to know about life happened after I got married: how to act, what to do, and how to live. This kind of wisdom doesn’t get handed down from family or from the Internet but happens right there, next to someone you love and with whom you want to live. What I learned was that you can want anything but you... Read More >>


Deer Creek Opens in Grand Style

When Deer Creek at Paradise Valley Estates opened with great fanfare last week, it was a moment first imagined years ago by the Paradise Valley Estates board of directors, and community staff and residents. Their shared... Read More >>

Touring Mare Island

On Thursday, January 26, 18 naval history buffs traveled from Paradise Valley Estates to Mare Island, the U.S. Navy’s first permanent base on the West Coast, to spend the day. At the museum (in the former pipe shop),... Read More >>


An Unforgettable Dog Park Happy Hour

Just when you thought you were safe. Using a Nikon SLR (he left his cell phone at home), Donald Terleski captured this shot of a surprise attack by a pack of pure and mixed-breed poodles on local resident, Joel Levinson.... Read More >>


Bringing an Active Aging Philosophy to Life

The philosophy of active aging is explained by the World Health Organization as the “process of optimizing opportunities for health, participation and security in order to enhance quality of life as people age.”... Read More >>


Passionate Bakers Support Fisher House

Traditionally, Girl Scout cookie sales take place in front of grocery stores and are sold door-to-door in March. Green-clad retailers enthusiastically extol the merits of Thin Mint Patties and other cookies. But at Paradise... Read More >>

New Grand Piano Takes Center Stage

Thirteen Paradise Valley Estates residents were aware that the community’s two pianos — a Baldwin and a Kimball — in the Community Center were in need of tuning and repair. There were also concerns from members... Read More >>